"Best performing Tv for under $500. Bought in late 2011."4.0 starson by TruSlice
Pros: Deep blacks, good contrast ratio, shadow detailing, gamma, good color accuracy & saturation, decent audio performance, generous feature set & fine-tuning picture controls. Calibrates very nicely to match the comparatively higher-priced TV sets.
Cons: Slightly below average viewing angles, flimsy stand, does not swivel, slightly pedestrian styling. VGA mode does not have motionflow and fine-tuning picture adjustments.
Summary: This Tv (even in the late year of 2011) is simply one of the best for the money. If you're looking for a Tv that can match picture quality of much higher-priced sets then look no further. I must've read the specs on sets under $500 for most and the Sony EX400 series consistently kept appearing with unanimously good reviews. There's not too much to dislike about this Tv. I'm a regular CNET, AVS forums, and TelevisionInfo.com visitor and am constantly researching the technologies that are in use of today's TV's. I can confidently say that LCD and LED technology has finally caught up with CRT performance and picture quality and the generously priced EX400 is a prime example of how far LCD technology has come even to the budge-priced televisions. Performance on the numerically higher model EX500 is nearly identical in performance, so the CNET review of the EX500 series is basically the EX400 as well. On a special note, the EX400 DOES HAVE THE 120hz MOTIONFLOW feature set with selective settings, albeit only available when hooked up via HDMI